For Parenting Advice, Facebook and Google are the New Grandma
Posted by Kristi Gilbert
Used to be, the most natural thing to do after you'd had a baby was to go to your mom for advice and wisdom. But times have changed, and there's proof. Many younger moms are now turning to social media for parenting advice and tips before going to their own moms.
According to Kidderminstershuttle.com, new research shows that 8 out of 10 moms in the U.K. go online for parenting advice before turning to their own moms. Facebook and Google are two of the most popular places to find answers, but other sites like Netmums and Mumsnet - British online mom communities - are sources as well.
Moms under 25 use Facebook the most to seek out answers to their parenting questions.
However, it seems that young moms aren't the only ones. According to another British site, 71% of moms 35 and over seek parenting advice online. The reasons? Not so many mothers live near Granny any more; and anyway, advice has changed since she was raising babies. On the other hand, online communities, social networks and Goggle searches can give us dozens of answers to choose from.
So, do we no longer need our mommies to help us make decisions or learn parenting skills? Do you still use your mom as a source for parenting information?
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